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Parsnips

Parsnips look like fat white carrots. A lot like fat white carrots. Yet they are not carrots. Try them roasted, pureed, mixed into mashed potatoes, and added to stews. They do not, however, work very well as crudités or otherwise eaten raw. Find out more and great ways to use parsnips below.

All About Parsnips
Parsnips may look like fat white carrots, but they are their own vegetable. They are not the tasty, crunchy raw snacks that carrots can be, but their nutty taste is delicious added to roasts, soups, and stews.

10 Ways to Use Root Vegetables
Root vegetables are the starchy tubers and taproots - like parsnips - of plants. Find great ways to use them here.

Creamy Parsnip Soup
Sweet and nutty parsnips become a simple creamy soup with this easy recipe.

Roasted Parsnips
Bring out the sweetness in nutty parsnips by roasting them.

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips
Add carrots to bring some orange color to creamy, nutty parsnips.

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